Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

by   44.2k thealban  2.7 years ago

When I think of a "plane" the image of the B-17 instantly comes to mind. This quite possibly is my favorite airplane of all time. Just can't enough of those classic 1930s lines. The B-17 was one of the most important bombers of WW2. It wasn't the fastest, highest flying or heaviest in terms of bomb load but it it was tough. The B-17 dropped more ordinance than any other U.S. Bomber in WW2.

I've held off building the B-17 until I felt I could do it justice. I'm happy with this B-17G of the 8th Army Air Force. That said. I did leave some detail out like insignia and turret frames in order to keep it mobile friendly.

Instructions:

VTOL Up: Retract landing gear
Group 1: Unlock turret rotation

Takeoff: 100% Power. Rotates at 190mph

Landing: Slow gentle decent is required with a very smooth approach. She's very heavy. 45% power. Don't slam her down. She will explode.

So here she is. Tell me what you think.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 7 airplane(s) +21 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 105.9ft (32.3m)
  • Length 74.5ft (22.7m)
  • Height 24.0ft (7.3m)
  • Empty Weight 10,196lbs (4,624kg)
  • Loaded Weight 103,279lbs (46,847kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.135
  • Wing Loading 44.5lbs/ft2 (217.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,322.5ft2 (215.8m2)
  • Drag Points 30451

Parts

  • Number of Parts 284
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    THAIR SHE BLOWS!!!

    3 months ago
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    Hey stop that right now he/she is not a nerd@temporaryaccount

    11 months ago
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    Me: This one belongs to the 303rd Bombardment Group.
    SP community : NNNNNEEEEERRRRDDDDD!!!

    one year ago
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    It's so bootyfull

    1.2 years ago
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    2,385 Unstable

    When i fly the plane in to land at 45%-50% power the engines explode when I am in-flight and very slowly descending which is kind of annoying but besides that it looks great and flies decently.

    1.9 years ago
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    @thealban for one of my biggest project I will make its a heavy bomber it's not real its called a B-39

    1.9 years ago
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    @thealban dude I really like this plane and it has a part I need from it

    1.9 years ago
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    0 450394

    I like the plane. Surprisingly agile. But where are the bombs?

    2.3 years ago
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    I LOVE the B-17G. where I live there is a museum with 2 B-17G's. They had one fly, and it was amazing. they even did a pretend bombing run. Great replica also.

    2.3 years ago
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    3,818 Bluerobot11

    Oh ok @thealban

    2.4 years ago
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    44.2k thealban

    To save weight the later G models were left unpainted. @Bluerobot11

    2.4 years ago
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    3,818 Bluerobot11

    why no green
    i thought all b-17's where green

    2.4 years ago
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    Nice!

    2.5 years ago
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    1,835 hellcatz

    @ACMECo1940 i bet it says its under some other guys cuz i used 3 of his parts

    2.5 years ago
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    18.4k ACMECo1940

    I searched it and it's not there.@hellcatz

    2.5 years ago
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    great plane
    Could you make one that actually drops bombs please that would be awesome.

    2.5 years ago
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    1,835 hellcatz

    @ACMECo1940 awsomeepic

    2.5 years ago
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    18.4k ACMECo1940

    Which one?@hellcatz

    2.5 years ago
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    1,835 hellcatz

    @ACMECo1940 i did on another account

    2.5 years ago
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    18.4k ACMECo1940

    You didn't make a B-17.@hellcatz

    2.6 years ago
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    1,835 hellcatz

    MY B17 GOT FEATURED ON THE SP WEBSITE

    I MADE IT COMPLETLEY

    2.7 years ago
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    44.2k thealban

    @goboygo1 Thank you!

    2.7 years ago
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    44.2k thealban

    Thanks. Means a lot. @Authros

    2.7 years ago
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    18.8k goboygo1

    incredible love the cockpit!

    2.7 years ago
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    65.6k Authros

    Gorgeous

    2.7 years ago
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